Friday, June 19, 2009

here it is.....THE HOUSE...

...well before i show you the befores...

sweet little robin perched for a picture on the garage roof...thinking he was impressed with the clean up we've made since moving in...he looked almost animated sitting up there...(sorry for the not so clear picture..but had to take it thru the window so i wouldn't scare him...)



We had HUGE storms roll thru here last nite..we got 5+ inches of rain in little over an hour...floods everyplace...

It is so humid today, that when Shannon bought some cotton candy it literally melted off the stick...(looks like glitter in the sun!)




so here we go...some of you wanted to see the pics of the house we moved into...

BEWARE!!!! THESE PICS ARE NOT FOR THE WEAK STOMACHS...(can't believe people live like this...)
NOW MIND YOU...THIS IS WHAT THE TENANTS LEFT...AFTER THEY MOVED OUT...

THE SUNPORCH....



ALWAYS THOUGHT THE PANTRY WAS FOR STORING FOOD...







NEXT TO THE GARAGE



LIVING DINING ROOMS UPSTAIRS



LIVING ROOM CARPET DOWNSTAIRS



FRIDGE FREEZER UPSTAIRS (for the record the whole fridge went out..to the alley)





ATTIC DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE KITCHEN CEILING...(going to remove it and reposition a small door in another room) ((yep that is a ceiling light smack in the middle of the door...lol)



KITCHEN UP



GIFTIES ON THE FRONT LAWN (house warming?)



DISHWASHER (no longer functioning) and the wood where the previous dog ate the cabinet)



HOUSE DINING UPSTAIRS (after carpet removal)



GOODIES PILED BEHIND GARAGE



BROKEN WINDOW..(there were 14)



BATHROOM UPSTAIRS..(that mr. yuk OBVIOUSLY didn't mean poison...)





TOILET IN THE BASEMENT (it sparkles now..believe it or not...)



DA DA DUH....(THAT WAS CREEPY MUSIC) NOW FOR THE BASEMENT...

keep in mind that while some of these piles look tame..they were all WET AND MOLDY...dripping...













BACKYARD TRASHIES...





BACK HALL LANDING...





KICKED TO THE CURB



17 TRUCK LOADS OF GARBAGE...and this was OBVIOUSLY SURPLUS! they had two months notice that they were being asked to leave...(they got out at 11:30 pm on the 31st.._)

THIS IS MORE THAN AN ADVENTURE...GONNA BE A LONG SUMMER...

thus far we have painted 8 rooms...still have 7 to go...plus...so much more...

SANITIZED HUGZ til next time....pray for us!

8 comments:

Tamara C said...

I have no words, just a shudder! What a disgusting lot they were! But I know you will work your magic on that house and make it dreamy and fun! :)

Always praying for you, darlin!

Maija said...

But there is so much potential! Look at tthose wood floors, and the moulding and window casings....

Those people were pigs!

vivian said...

wow Barb... that is horrible. I cant even imagine the landlord renting it out like that! Im sure you will get it cleaned up and make it pretty! alot of elbow grease !!!
hugs and prayers for you!
vivian

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, how do you do it? I can't believe someone could live like that, takes all kinds! Hey girl, can hardly wait to see what you do to the joint, it will be fab!!! I will be thinking of you.
hugs,
debby

peggy gatto said...

Sorry they made you do all their work.
I just know you will artfully alter your new home!
Renovating hugs to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Barb, this is unbelievable!!!! To think that these people (and how many others out there)could conciously live, and LEAVE like this ...totally disgusting!! I can't imagine the hard work and time you've been putting into it but I know you'll work your magic. Keeping you all in my prayers. Love,Linda

Paula said...

Barb ...

Hello ...after a long time!
What a horrible mess ...I feel so bad for you ... but like everyone else I know you will make this home a beautiful haven for you and your family ...

Paula

The Rose Room said...

oh my lord, thats an err challenge!!! Barb you need to post the after photos!!! Rachaelxo

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